A word from our Chairman
TOH PUAN DR. AISHAH ONG
“Cancer is a disease that increasingly touches our lives. One in four Malaysians may develop cancer by the age of 70. Cancer Research Malaysia conducts patient-oriented research and education and is working towards a world that is free from the fear of cancer.
We have grown from a 700-square-feet laboratory with six scientists to a team of 40 dedicated scientists in an 8000-square-feet laboratory space. We have conducted research that can make a difference in a patient’s life, in areas that we know we can improve clinical practise. We focus on cancers common in our part of the world, focusing on Asian genetics and how it impacts cancer screening and treatment. Over the years, our scientists have achieved advances in the understanding of cancers and won many awards for our work. We now work closely with some of the top scientists and doctors in the world in finding new ways to beat cancer.